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I personally grew up with Ghostbusters. I had the toys, posters and even the movie soundtrack on cassette tape. I was addicted to Ghostbusters, and would absolutely love to see the gang back together with a 3rd movie, however unlikely it may be. According to wikipedia on January 13, 2010, Ivan Reitman confirmed that he will be directing the film. In March 2010, Bill Murray appeared on Late Show with David Letterman [VIDEO] and talked about his return toGhostbusters III, stating “I’d do it only if my character was killed off in the first reel”. In an interview with Coming Soon, Murray said: “You know, maybe I should just do it. Maybe it’d be fun to do.”. Aykroyd said a release is set for Christmas 2012.

In October 2010, Dan Aykroyd gave Vanity Fair an update on the status of the Ghostbusters 3 script, written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg: “I’m working on the script now and those two—Stupnitsky and Eisenberg, [writer-producers of The Office]—wrote Bill the comic role of a lifetime, and the new Ghostbusters and the old are all well represented in it…we have a strong first draft that Harold [Ramis] and I will take back, and I’m very excited about working on it.” Shortly after that interview, at the Spike TV Scream Awards, Bill Murray appeared to accept an award forZombieland. He appeared in full Ghostbusters gear, but gave no statements regarding the film. On October 14, 2010 Stefano Paganini, Sony’s Product Marketing Manager in charge of Catalogue, Animation, and TV series, appeared at a Ghostbusters event in Rome and said “I spoke about this night with my boss from Los Angeles. She allowed me to let you know that the script of ‘Ghostbusters 3’ has been approved so the engine has been turned on!” The official press release has yet to be issued, but is expected within Q1 2012.  The original cast will return while casting is currently underway looking for young Ghostbusters. In a recent interview, Director Ivan Reitman disclaimed all internet rumors as false.

2011 status

On 18th January, it was reported that all the members of the cast apart from Bill Murray, have signed up to the movie and the script is ready to go. However, the studio has refused to finance the film unless Murray is involved.

Fingers crossed!